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G06: L&L Fitting In: Falling into the dragon's mouth

Literature expresses the challenges of growing up

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Why read Falling into the Dragon's Mouth?

In a Japanese seaside neighborhood lives Jason Parker:
a sixth grader
one year older than his classmates
a stinking foreigner to some classmates
an orange belt in aikido
a big brother
Jason Parker is just a boy trying to get through his days with calm and courage. If only everyone around him would let him.
This is a beautifully spare novel in verse about one boy's life--a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to fit in.

Author - Holly Thompson

What is a verse Novel?

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